Kohler Command Engine smoking

Old 04-30-08, 10:31 AM
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Question Kohler Command Engine smoking

I have a John Deer L130 with a Kohler cv23s 23hp v-twin engine. The engine smokes continuously. I have done a compression test on both cylinders with a 180 psi result in both. I cannot find anywhere any answers as to why it is smoking. If anyone has had this problem or has a possible solution? I am thinking along the lines of possible valve damage or valve adjustments? Any help would be greatly appreciated as i am
Old 05-01-08, 12:25 AM
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I think you'll find that it has (a) bad gead gasket(s). Common problem on twin cylinder Kohler commands. There is a revision kit made to repair this, with new stronger head bolts.

180 PSI???
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Head gasket kit for Kohler CV23S

I have the smoking problem on my 23HP Kohler, Model CV23S. Can anyone confirm the part number for the head gasket/head bolt kit for this engine. Either from Kohler or OPEngines.com? Thanks.

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